Since COERE’s establishment in 1998, one of its primary aims has been to develop synergies across UAB providing a unique resource to UAB investigators to facilitate and nurture outcomes and effectiveness research (OER) collaborations across UAB, spanning populations of interest and disease states. OER continues to be an area of growth at UAB, a fact highlighted by the successful scientific collaborations in which COERE faculty and staff have led or played significant roles with federal agencies, foundations, and industry collaborators during the last five years. COERE members have been instrumental in attracting over $176 M in OER extramural support. Our contribution to extramural funding includes COERE members serving as principal investigators and playing key roles in disease-specific NIH Institutes or Centers.Key examples of the COERE’s success in OER include K and T training programs (AHRQ, NCATS, NHLBI), a P50 Center of Research Translation and its 2017 renewal (NIAMS), a study to improve primary care in homeless veterans (VA), a study of shared decision-making in metastatic breast cancer (American Cancer Society), a clinical trial testing methods for return of genetic testing results (NGHRI), a grant to mitigate long-term morbidity in survivors of childhood cancer (NCI), and 3 grants from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to: a) study comparative effectiveness and safety of biologic therapies, b) compare home vs. facility exercise in people with multiple sclerosis, and c) determine the best method to disseminate/implement a shared decision making tool for treatment choices in lupus.

Given the success of COERE is helping to secure OER funding, we have compiled a collection of best practice grant writing samples for center grants (e.g. P30, P50), training grants (e.g. T32, K12), and individual project grants (e.g. RO1, R21). We are pleased to be able to share these as examples to the UAB community, as well as to assist in the development of applications that advance OER here at UAB. Please contact Jeff Foster to learn more about the COEREs grant library, and to inquire as to how the COERE may be able to help with your grant submission.